Friday, June 26, 2015

Cupping - An Ancient Modality that Brings Results

Cupping is an ancient therapy that has found a place in modern alternative medicine. Cupping is a form of therapy where a vacuum is created in glass, or silicone cups. The cups are then applied to the body in strategic places for the relief of pain.  Folks who have tried it have had incredible results and it can be a pleasurable experience. 

The suction created by the cups is used to soften tight muscles, loosen adhesions, increase the blood flow to the tissues, bring toxins to the surface for release and drain excess fluids by mobilizing lymphatic flow. 

In massage cupping the cups are moved around on the surface of the skin to maximize the effect. Often the movement of the cups is in line with the meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Cupping is an ancient modality that started with the Chinese and has been a part of TCM for centuries.
There is a wide variety of techniques used with cupping that include lymphatic drainage and deep tissue release. It is often practiced by massage therapists, chiropractors, physical and occupational therapists. 

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